Google Plans a PC Operating System
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Wed Jul 8 20:23:26 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 4:15 PM, James Knott<james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, CLIFFORD ILKAY wrote:
>>> On 08/07/09 02:51 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, jim wrote:
>>>> someone on the fedora list claims that all this is is a google
>>>> distro of linux, stripped down to host their chrome browser and
>>>> not much else. so it's linux. big deal. not exactly a new "OS".
>>> To about 90% of the population, it is a new OS so why dismiss it?
>>> With Google's market reach and PR, this is a very positive
>> i disagree, since that article makes no admission whatsoever that
>> their "new" OS is simply a repackaged linux. while, *technically*,
>> they have the right to do that, *ethically*, i think it sucks.
>> they're announcing this exciting new development without giving credit
>> to all of the linux developers who made it possible. i find that
>> incredibly sleazy. but that's just me.
> The announcement from Google says "The software architecture is simple —
> Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux
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This is the real kicker about the new google OS, from their blog:
"And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but
on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby
giving developers the largest user base of any platform"
So really google OS = linux kernel + browser, nothing innovative about
this or even worth talking about. More like chome + linux and they
call it an OS =)
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